The Gala screenings at the 2013 LA Film Festival include The Weinstein Company’s Fruitvale Station from first-time feature filmmaker Ryan Coogler, who brings cinematic grace and maturity to the tragic true story of Oscar Grant, a young African-American man, on the fateful day he was killed by Oakland’s BART transit police.
"Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.
- Andrew Zimmern"
As she began her career as an actress, Maggie Smith was told that she was too “dull, plain and sexless” to succeed in the industry. More than sixty years, one Dame of the British Empire, two Academy Awards, one Tony Award, and three Golden Globes (out of over twenty nominations) later, it could be argued that Dame Maggie has proven her detractors wrong. At seventy-eight years old she has defied all odds by not only remaining relevant as a ageing woman in the film industry, but by picking up steam along the way and becoming one of the most respected, prolific and well-known faces in the business. Still as much the image of grace, beauty and success as she ever was, it would appear that Dame Maggie Smith is in the prime of her career, with nowhere to go from here but up.
Film Producer. I blog about the four f's. Film, Food, Fashion and Fun -- usually in pictures, in that order. Obsessed with storytelling, life, dialogue, locations, technology, wardrobe and the perfect craft service.